History from the Natural Marine Reserve of North Menorca
The natural marine reserve of Menorca got that status the 24th of June from 1999 from the BOIB number 81 ( yes , Sant Joan Day ! ).
Its one of the places from North Menorca where fishing its forbidden or under strict control .
Thanks to that the fauna developed through the years , creating an amazing landscape for those who choose snorkel .
Its easy to see fishes like Moray eel’s , groupers , octopus and “salmonetes´´ at the north side of Menorca.
The whole reserve its protected against aggressive fishing methods like trawl fishing .
The reserve has an 5.119 marine ha from Fornells bay (eastern limit) til Cape Gros (western limit) .
Official data says there are 628 benthic species at the reserve , among the 5.119 marine ha .